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RE: Password audits

From: Paul Melson (pmelsongmail.com)
Date: Wed Oct 25 2006 - 08:43:26 CDT

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Password audits

> I know there are many ways to get a pw dump from a DC but my question is
> What is the safest way to get that, so that you dont risk having a DC need
to reboot or have to install > software on the DC?

How about restoring the DC to another machine/vm (off the production
network, of course) and doing the analysis on the clone? That way you can
use whatever tool(s) you want and even take the machine offline and boot
from other media if you need.


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